Tagged: public policy
On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today hosted a town hall-style discussion, “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency.” The panel included Dean of the College of Communication Thomas Fiedler, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, and two undergraduate students, Tabitha Watson (COM’12, CAS’12) and Crystal Burrell (CAS’14). Dean of Students Kenn Elmore moderated the discussion, bringing in questions from the audience and live viewers on UStream, Twitter and Facebook.
Panelists discussed Obama’s gains and shortfalls in office, reflecting on his election, the country’s economic crisis, foreign policy, and national security. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the job market for college graduates were also touched upon.
For the full discussion, view the UStream broadcast below:
<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2010/10/Invitation.jpg” alt=”Invitation” width=”500″ height=”275″ />
Tonight at 7PM in the <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/evcon/non-univ/campus-facilities/george-sherman-union/”>GSU’s 2nd floor Mecalf Hall </a>we are hosting bestselling authors and BU professors <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/ir/faculty/alphabetical/bacevich/”>Andrew Bacevich </a>and <a href=”http://www.stephenprothero.com/”>Stephen Prothero</a> for a discussion on the role played by religious ideas in U.S. public policy today, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate. This interactive event will be moderated by <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/dos/”>Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore</a>, and will be streamed live online. <strong>The event is free and open to the public</strong>